Angelo Plessas, Temple of Play (2013)
For the first time in 2013 Frieze Projects included a site-specific commission for the Family Space, conceived by Greek artist Angelo Plessas under the title The Temple of Play.
Located in a bespoke tent adjacent to the projects area, Plessas’ free, creative playground provided on-going, activities for young people as well as adults and was accessible for the duration of the fair. Under the supervision of trained professionals, children aged 3–12 years old navigated through games, performances and enjoyed a range of activities including guest appearances, creative workshops, screenings and more.
Angelo Plessas (b. 1974, Greece) lives and works in Athens. Plessas’ practise investigates the changing role of art and social practice in the time of internet. Plessas has shown his work in museums and foundations including: The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2009); DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens (2006); and the 3rd Bienal de Valencia (2005). Recent projects include ‘Every Website is a Monument’, Cell Project Space, London (2012) and ‘The Bar’, Kunsthalle, Athens (2010).